Skip to main content
Premium Trial:

Request an Annual Quote

FASEB Puts Some Numbers Together

The Federation of American Societies of Experimental Biology has put together a slideshow presenting data on the education and employment of biologists and medical scientists. It shows an increase in the number of doctoral degrees awarded in biology since 1977, from just over 2,000 to more than 7,000, and that the proportion going to women has increased substantially. The PowerPoint also breaks down the employment of PhD by employment, with academic holding the largest swatch, followed by industry. There’s a whole lot more data, so take a look here.

The Scan

Vaccine Update Recommended

A US Food and Drug Administration panel recommends booster vaccines be updated to target Omicron, CNBC reports.

US to Make More Vaccines for Monkeypox Available

The US is to make nearly 300,000 vaccine doses available in the coming weeks to stem the spread of human monkeypox virus, according to NPR.

Sentence Appealed

The Associated Press reports that Swedish prosecutors are appealing the sentence given to a surgeon once lauded for transplanting synthetic tracheas but then convicted of causing bodily harm.

Genome Biology Papers on COVID-19 Effector Genes, Virtual ChIP-seq, scDART

In Genome Biology this week: proposed COVID-19 effector genes, method to predict transcription factor binding patterns, and more.